Summer in Las Vegas is a magical time for both visitors and locals. While the temperature may be hot, the concerts and entertainment are even hotter! With everything from comedians to magicians to live music, Las Vegas summer events are nothing short of spectacular. We’re here to share this summer’s lineup, locations, times, prices, and more, so you don’t miss out on an ounce of action during your summer vacation in Las Vegas.
We know what you’re thinking, farmers markets in Las Vegas? That’s right, this desert city really does have it all. With five farmers markets throughout the city, you can find fresh goods no matter where you live or are staying. Whether you’re looking for organic produce, beautiful flowers, handcrafted treasures, or other hidden gems, stop by one of the following farmers markets and browse upon Vegas’ finest:
-Bruce Trent Park: Wednesdays from 4-8 p.m. @ 1600 N. Rampart Blvd.
-Gardens Park: Thursdays from 4-8 p.m. @ 10401 Gardens Park Dr.
-Galleria at Sunset: Fridays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. @ 1300 W. Sunset, Henderson
-Floyd Lamb Park: 1st & 3rd Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. @ 9100 Tule Springs Rd.
-Downtown Summerlin: Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. @ 1980 Festival Plaza Dr.
Head down to the Arts District every first Friday of the month for First Fridays, a favorite event among locals. This Las Vegas summer event combines art, food, crafts, music, and fun. Browse through the stands, grab something delicious from local restaurants or food trucks, and listen to amazing, local bands. You can’t go wrong with this monthly event and if you want to keep the party going, head down to Fremont Street for some more Downtown Las Vegas fun.
Summer Sunday Luaus
Just because you’re in the desert doesn’t mean that you can’t have some beach time fun, and Summer Sunday Luaus are happening right at your resort! Every Sunday throughout the summer, Tahiti Village Resort puts on a luau at 7pm. You can expect island dancers (some even have fire), tropical cocktails, and a Hawaiian-inspired feast! Sit back and enjoy or join in the excitement of the celebration!
Big Performances on the Strip
-Post Malone & 21 Savage will be performing at Park Theater at Monte Carlo June 22nd. After a brand new album release from Post Malone, this concert will be jam-packed with energy in an amazing, intimate venue. Grab your tickets today!
-The Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life is a show of a lifetime and will run from July until October. Let your inner high school girl come out at one of their headliner performances at Planet Hollywood. US Weekly even called this show “…the hottest ticket in a city built on entertainment”!
-Get ready for August because Las Vegas has a full lineup! Whether you want to catch Shania Twain at MGM Grand on 8/4, or Lionel Richie at Planet Hollywood on 8/15, or even the End of the World Tour: Avenged Sevenfold, Prophets of Rage, & Three Days Grace at the T-Mobile Arena on 8/17, Las Vegas has it all! Even if these names don’t catch your interest, there are an abundance of performances this summer worth seeing.
Downtown Las Vegas Performances
This summer you can look forward to just about any live entertainment in Downtown Las Vegas and one of the biggest Fremont Street events has just been announced. The free concert series Downtown Rocks One Louder brings free music right to you! Here’s a look at the lineup so you can prepare for all the Downtown Las Vegas summer fun:
-May 25 – Candlebox and Cracker
-June 30 – SiriusXM presents Summerland Tour 2018 starring Everclear, Marcy Playground, and Local H
-July 4 – Billy Ray Cyrus
-July 14 – The Cult
-August 11 – Molly Hatchet
-August 25 – Halestorm
-September 29 – RATT and Sebastian Bach
As most people know by now, Las Vegas has become a big sports name. As the Vegas Golden Knights continue to tear it up on the ice, more and more people are coming to Vegas for sporting events. In addition to the amazing hockey that Vegas has had this year, there are a few other sports to your summertime schedule!
-Las Vegas 51s – Even though baseball isn’t the newest sport in the desert, this Minor League Baseball team is one event that you don’t want to miss. Throughout their season schedule that stretches from April through September, the team will celebrate 35 years of baseball in this great city. All home games are played at Cashman Field, but are scheduled to move to a brand new stadium in Summerlin for the 2019 season. This affordable summer activity is perfect for the whole family (don’t forget to buy some Cracker Jacks!).
-Las Vegas Aces – As the newest sport to make its way to the desert, the Las Vegas Aces WNBA team kicked off their season on May 6th with a W! You can catch their games at the Mandalay Bay Events Center now and throughout the summer. So, get yourself a ticket, rep some Aces colors, and cheer on this newest Las Vegas sport!
-Las Vegas Lights FC – In addition to baseball and basketball in Las Vegas, there is also soccer to enjoy! Vegas now has a professional soccer team, and their uniforms prove that they know what Las Vegas is all about. Just like the 51s, the Lights games are held at Cashman Field and the season is already underway. If you want to start the party before doors open, Zappos Tailgating Parties begin around 5:30 p.m. before the 8:00 p.m. game.
Las Vegas has it all when it comes to summer events. Between concerts, sports games, luaus, and shows, there’s something for everyone in the Entertainment Capital of the World. So this season, grab a resort-style hotel room at Tahiti Village, plan out your itinerary, and enjoy the summer in Vegas!